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Meat Seasoning Recipe for Crockpot, Oven, or Stove Top. Simple Ingredients--Delicious Results

Updated on January 15, 2012


I've used this combination of ingredients on two different types of meat--chicken and pork--with such good results that my guys want to to use it every week, lol...I'll try it on beef, too, eventually.

There are no fancy ingredients--you can pick these up at any grocery:

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL--This is the most expensive of the ingredients, especially if you get the extra virgin type, but it's the only kind I like to use.




All of these are found in the spice section--there's no need to spend a lot of money on a name brand--I usually pick containers of these up at a local dollar store, usually for 50 cents a piece!

SALT AND PEPPER --I use sea salt, and a peppermill which grinds peppercorns, but that's just my preference--regular salt and pepper will work fine.

About measurements...well, there aren't any, lol. I just completely coat the meat heavily with the ingredients, starting with the olive oil, then the rest in any order. Put the meat into the crockpot first, though, so anything that falls off of the meat stays inside for extra flavor. Don't be afraid to be generous with these--the more the better in our opinion!

So far, our favorite meats to use this with is pork loin(for pulled pork sandwiches), or a whole chicken. For pork loin, add about a half cup of water to the crockpot for extra juice at the end of cooking. Cook on low for about 7 hours, then shred the pork with two forks, mixing it into the juices well--let cook for another hour. You can add some barbecue sauce if you'd like at that point, too--we usually just top the meat afterwards when we make sandwiches.

For a whole chicken--I usually add seasoning to the inside of the chicken, for extra flavor. No extra water is needed--it makes a lot of broth without it, and the chicken stays very moist. I always buy the biggest chicken I can find, because my boys love it leftover, and eat it on sandwiches cold the next day. I usually cook this about 7-8 hours on low, checking it in the last hour--if it cooks too long, it could get a little mushy...still good, but the texture isn't as nice. The meat will fall off of the bone when it's completely cooked.

You can also use these seasonings for cooking chicken breasts on top of the stove. Just pour the olive oil in your skillet, add the chicken, turning them over to coat well, then add the rest of the ingredients on top. Cook until done and use as a main dish, or cut up into pieces to use on a salad!


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      Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      Hi Fiddleman--Yes, you're right, they do! Thanks for visiting my hub! :)

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      Fiddleman 7 years ago

      Great hub and a little salt an d pepper go a long way to adding taste

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      Tammy Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      Hi oliversmum--So glad you like it--let me know if you give it a try, okay???

      Thanks for your comment! :)


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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      TamCor. Hi. I love food cooked in a Crockpot.

      This combination of ingredients sounds wonderful, it will now go into my recipe book to try.

      Your spices do sound reasonably cheap, they are no so over here.

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us. :) :)

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      Tammy Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      I'm sorry myawn--I missed your comment until now!

      This really is soooo good--I hope you give it a try!

      Thanks for your comment... :)


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      myawn 8 years ago from Florida

      Pork cooked in the crockpot sounds good and a pulled pork sandwich yummy!

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      Tammy Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for your comment, Tracy! If you try this, let me know what you think about it, okay? :)

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      Tracy711 8 years ago

      Oh this sounds delicious and I use the same seasonings also we make tamales and so pulled pork sandwiches are a treat as we are making the tamales. Of cours ours have chile in them because we cook the pork with chile too. But it's nice to know I'm not the only one who still uses a crock pot. That is my favorite way to prepare alot of dishes.

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      Tammy Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you for your comment, rosario! As a matter of fact, just the other night, I fixed chicken breasts on top of the stove with these seasonings--it's one of our favorites! :)

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      rosariomontenegro 8 years ago from NEW YORK

      Tammy, these are delicious recipes that I will try on top of the stove (my preferred way of cooking). Thank you.

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      Whitstable Views 8 years ago from Whitstable, UK

      Sounds delicious. I'm a great fan of crockpot cookery and will definitely try this.

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      Tammy Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      ralwus--Yeah, Tom can't resist checking it out before it's ready, and my boys do the same thing, lol.

      Okay--no more references to regular pepper, ha! But I have to admit--roasts are one of our favorite things to have fixed in a crockpot!!! I just haven't tried it with these seasonings yet, just lots of pepper, salt, and buried in onions....:)

      Thanks for commenting, and by the you have any idea how hard your name is to pronounce????lol

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      I bet T is always stickin his nose in it too and lifting the lid. Ooo I hate that when my Wee One does that. Ohhh! not regular pepper, Nevah! don't ever say that dear! no, no. I like some crockpot stuff, but my roasts never go in there, only if I cut it up as leftover and make a soup or stew. Sounds good though. thanks